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  • Classify carefully – IRS continues to scrutinize independent contractors

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 931

    Abstract: The classification of workers as independent contractors or employees has significant implications for businesses, but especially for construction companies given the widespread use of subcontractors. This article reviews the differences between independent contractors and employees, and how the IRS evaluates the distinction. A sidebar looks at how the qualified business income deduction relates to independent contractors.

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  • How sound are your financial statements? Don’t underestimate their inherent informative value

    November / December 2018
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 931

    Abstract: Many contractors may not fully realize how much important and useful information is in their financial statements ― information that is of special interest to lenders, sureties and investors. But what condition are those reports in? This article explains how to get the most from financial statements. A sidebar describes the role of these statements in strategic planning.

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  • Play to win – Profitability tips for today’s construction companies

    Summer 2017
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 931

    Abstract: To be truly successful, every contractor must play to win. And this means always looking to improve the many aspects of a construction business that either hurt or help profitability. This article discusses the importance of pricing and change orders when it comes to turning a strong profit. A sidebar looks at the importance of professional development in discovering how to be more profitable.

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  • Planning for the net investment income tax

    January / February 2014
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 931

    Abstract: Starting in 2013, high-income taxpayers are subject to a new 3.8% Medicare tax on some or all of their net investment income (NII). For individual tax purposes, there are a variety of planning options for reducing or even eliminating the impact of the NII tax (NIIT). For trusts, options are more limited, but there are nevertheless several strategies for reducing a trust’s taxable NII. This article discusses ways to reduce the NIIT’s potential impact on personal wealth management and retirement plans, while a sidebar looks at the IRS’s stance regarding a NIIT exemption for income from a trade or business in which a taxpayer materially participates.

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  • Play or pay is delayed, but other provisions aren’t – What every plan sponsor needs to know about upcoming PPACA requirements

    August / September 2013
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was signed into law in 2010. Certain provisions were effective immediately, others 90 days or six months after enactment, and still other provisions phase in through 2020. A number of provisions become effective starting Jan. 1, 2015. This article highlights the requirements and steps sponsors should take now to prepare.

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  • Add muscle to your bottom line with benchmarking

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 931

    Abstract: To maintain a competitive edge, it’s critical for a contractor to know where he or she stands financially. One way to do so is by benchmarking. Under this process, a construction company owner selects metrics, or “benchmarks,” to measure his or her construction company’s performance against its own past performance or against other, similar construction businesses. This article explores the details and benefits of this helpful activity.

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